Cognus provides a range of services for families and professionals to ensure that children, young people and parents/carers receive the support and services they need to achieve and lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

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Assisted Travel Service

The Assisted Travel team is a statutory service. We ensure young people can travel to school or college. We ensure they are not prevented from travelling by circumstance, disability or need. We ensure that children can arrive at school ready to learn.  The Assisted Travel team receive applications for transport. We assess the needs of […]

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Attendance Support Team

Our Approach Improving attendance is everyone’s business. The barriers to accessing education are broad and complex, both within and beyond the school gates, and are often specific to individual pupils and families. We recognise that some children find it harder than others to attend school and therefore at all stages of improving attendance, schools, and […]

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Autism and Social Communication

Cognus’ Autism Service is an education support service focusing on supporting pupils with social communication difficulties or a diagnosis of autism to access education.  We work with education settings including early years, primary and secondary schools and Post-16 settings. Cognus’ Autism Service is a traded service, meaning that settings, individuals or local authorities can buy […]

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Child Employment

Cognus’ Child Employment Service, provided on behalf of the London Borough of Sutton, is for all businesses intending to employ school-aged children. Children are of compulsory school age until the academic year in which they turn 16, and there are laws that cover employment of children under school leaving age. The Child Employment Service ensures […]

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Clinical Psychology Service

WHO ARE WE? We are Clinical Psychology Cognus; highly trained specialist clinicians of  neurodevelopmental, mental health and research expertise following qualification from a doctoral programme. We have experience working within various clinical settings such as inpatient units at hospitals and within the community.  We are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council and are […]

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Cognus Therapies

Who are we? Cognus Therapies comprises of qualified Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Senior Therapy Assistants.  We are a large and diverse team with a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting children and young people with additional needs. What we do The team works with schools to identify and support children and […]

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

At Cognus, we collaborate with Sutton teaching schools to deliver a comprehensive and appropriate suite of training that meets local need. We upskill local professionals ensuring that our Sutton providers have highly skilled, knowledgeable teams, aware of the latest national standards and best practice. Certifications for Professional Development (CPD) courses specialises in distance learning opportunities […]

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Early Career Teachers

Cognus works collaboratively with schools to support, guide, challenge and provide strategies to improve the quality of teaching for those new to the teaching profession in the local area.  Previously termed Newly Qualified Teachers, the Early Teacher Framework was launched in September 2021. It is a statutory requirement that Early Career Teacher undertake a two […]

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Early Intervention and Identification (Paving the Way)

Cognus’ Paving the Way service is made up of a multi-disciplinary team. The team provides support for children and young people with a range of difficulties, including social communication, attention and concentration, and anxiety. The Paving the Way service is made up of two elements: early intervention and identification. Element 1: Early Intervention ServiceThis element of […]

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Early Years (including SEND)

Cognus’ Early Years team supports and advises PVI settings – Pre-schools, Day Nurseries and Childminders and Early Years provision in Schools. By working closely with the Early Years sector and promoting good Early Years practice we aim to ensure that all children benefit from high quality provision. We provide support by carrying out advisory visits, […]

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